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Projects, programs and Reggio Emilia: What can babies teach us?

Progettazione and programmazione are terms which may be familiar to those who aspire to emulate the educational program, practice and philosophies of Reggio Emilia but for those who are unfamiliar, what do these terms mean, and what role do babies have in helping educators to explore these terms in more depth?

22 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Better pay and more challenge: here’s how to get our top students to become teachers

Australia’s young high achievers are turning their backs on teaching. They want to make a difference in their careers, and they are interested in teaching, but when it comes to the crunch they choose professions with better pay and more challenge.

a month ago

by Peter Goss, Grattan Institute and Julie Sonnemann, Grattan Institute

The use of pedagogical documentation technology – PhD reflections 

Mary Elizabeth Picher is currently completing her dissertation on the use of pedagogical documentation technology in a Kindergarten program, using the vehicle of StoryPark, a platform familiar to many in the Australian early childhood education and care (ECEC) context. 

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Learning happens fastest when we see the concept first, scientists find

New research from Dartmouth University could unlock the key to working more effectively with children and adults alike, with the potential for the research to support the way we learn colours all the way through to complex theories, improving methodologies of education.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Report finds every $1 Australia spends on preschool will return $2, but this won’t just magically happen

A report released last week showed quality preschool would deliver a two-for-one return on investment for Australia: that is, for every dollar governments invest in preschool, two dollars will be returned to the economy.

2 months ago

by Jen Jackson, Victoria University